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What's their pricing like?
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Ok so Some good news!!!!

Transmission pulled quickly and very easily thanks to the help of Chris.

big ups it MPS auto salvage.. Turns out the place i got it off ebay is actually a Huge mustang parts supplier and salgaver in Atlanta. SO they are very nice folks and are getting the Correct trans missing that they found within hrs are getting it packed up to ship out Tmw and be here friday. All i have to cover is shipping with is just uner 90 bucks... im cool with that.

So Cross your fingers and hope Friday Nite ill finally be cruisin in this beast!!
Watch it be the wrong transmission again. Hope you can get this thing finished soon.
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Good to hear! Hope this is the last of the problems you face
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I think they made a hundred different 4r70w

Sounds like you are getting there!
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yea im hoping this is the last issues!!!
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Great news. got an update call from MPS stayin they did ship out my trans from a 01! will be here tmw.

And finally some pics!

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AWESOME!

How much are you into it?
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AWESOME!

How much are you into it?
Monitary wise or work wise?
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dont have a clue. Ihave been building it for over 7 months. less than 2500 i know that
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Well i got the New Correct transmission bolted up... and well.... ONE of my freakin roller rockers snapped clear in half!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im sooo pissed
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wow dude talk about fighting it the whole way
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you have no idea. im so close to the first realy nervous breakdown... oh and me and Mal are moving into our new apartment tmw morning.. yay. never been this stressed in my whole life.. the only thing keeping my pride intact is the fact that NONE of these set backs have been my fault.. still sucks major donkey *****
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DAMN that sux...What brand was it?
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All these set-backs will make it sooo worth it in the end though.
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they were the Proform.. i called summit and the guy said they have heard of some doing it but not like enuff to cause a warning... i dunno if i should just replace that one or take em all off and put on stock ones..
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Hmmm I dunno..I would see if I could get a REfund and ****** them off and either go stock or get another brand.
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called summit best thing they can do is discount me 20% and waive shipping... ive just abuot had it with this thing... oh well.
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Well i got the New Correct transmission bolted up... and well.... ONE of my freakin roller rockers snapped clear in half!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im sooo pissed
Same thing happened to me a while back, 302 not a 5.0L but… get a good set of Roller Rockers, Comp Cam Pro Rollers are the way to go but the Crane Rollers are good too. Get the Locks too, if the studs are long enough and do not tighten all the way.

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you have no idea. im so close to the first realy nervous breakdown... oh and me and Mal are moving into our new apartment tmw morning.. yay. never been this stressed in my whole life.. the only thing keeping my pride intact is the fact that NONE of these set backs have been my fault.. still sucks major donkey *****
Take it all in stride, everything is happening for a reason, think if you had the engine in and rev’g the **** out of it and the rocker blew then…
Think how nice the truck will be when done and how great the new apartment will be with Mel, lucky man.

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they were the Proform.. i called summit and the guy said they have heard of some doing it but not like enuff to cause a warning... i dunno if i should just replace that one or take em all off and put on stock ones..
MHO… go to another manufacturer.

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called summit best thing they can do is discount me 20% and waive shipping... ive just abuot had it with this thing... oh well.
RETURN the set, get something new, Comp Cams, Crane, maybe consider a 1.7 Rocker Ratio, this would give you a little more lower end and a little more HP.
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called summit best thing they can do is discount me 20% and waive shipping...
IMO, this is total BS. As I understand it, you're running a relatively mild B cam and the engine hasn't even been driven because of the trans issues! If a rocker snapped under those conditions, it is total garbage and the rest of the set is suspect. Ask to talk to someone in authority at Summit and insist on a full refund.


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ive just abuot had it with this thing... oh well.
There were more than a few times when I questioned my sanity while doing the swap. Hang in there.
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Hang in there, when it is done you will relish the feeling of driving something that caused you so much pain....
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This was probably already addressed at some point, but with these swaps can you still use the stock gauges?
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This was probably already addressed at some point, but with these swaps can you still use the stock gauges?
Yes...I would say 100% of the time, but I could be wrong..I did the swap and all mine work perfect...after a little repinning of course.
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Alright so I found a set of stock rockers on ebay and got em orderd up.. looks like im just gonna switch them out and maybe upgrade later... Any one got any good suggestions on the best way to change them out in the truck, i.e. getting each one in position to torque down.

as far as this set. im sending them back to summit, when i get them off, for review.
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Sorry to hear about the setbacks.

Really can't wait to hear this thing crank up!
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